Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco Family Holiday

Akin to a perfectly balanced tagine, Morocco has all the essential ingredients for an fabulous family adventure.



10 Days

Prices Start from

£4,495pp (ex. flights)

This family holiday to Morocco provides real variety – an introduction to a culture distinctly different to our own, gorgeous mountain scenery and the beaches and surf of the Atlantic coast – all with travel times of no longer that three hours.

Fitting nicely into a week or 10-day visit, combine the buzz of Marrakech with its atmospheric souq and authentic local restaurants, with the peace and tranquility of the High Atlas mountains and the pretty Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira. Visit these three destinations in any order you wish to get the right balance for your family adventure.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Djemma el Fna, Market Square, Marrakesh, Morocco 1

Sunset Tasting Tour

Join a food expert to savour local delicacies tailored to your family’s taste amid the magical sunset ambiance of Jemaa El Fna Square.

Beach activities, Essaouira, Morocco 2

Atlantic Coast

An ideal destination to dive into aquatic adventures, with opportunities for surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).

Atlas Mountin Trekking, Tarkeddit plain, Mount Goun, Morocco 3

Mountains and Mules

Discover the Atlas Mountains on foot, visiting remote Berber villages and enjoying a gourmet picnic amidst snowy peaks.

Terrace, Riad Honey, Marrakech, Morocco 4

Traditional Accommodation

Take exclusive use of a riad? An immersion in Moroccan culture, just a stone’s throw from the buzzing heart of Marrakech.

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  • Day 1-2


  • Day 3

    Marrakech - Essaouira

  • Day 4-5


  • Day 7

    Essaouira - Atlas Mountains

  • Day 8-9

    Atlas Mountains

  • Day 10


Day 1-2


Spend two days exploring the gardens, markets and Moorish architecture of Marrakech.

Day 3

Marrakech - Essaouira

Transfer or self drive to the coastal city of Essaouria, a journey of approximately three hours.

Day 4-5


Spend two days relaxing and exploring the walled town and windswept beaches of bohemian Essaouira.

Day 7

Essaouira - Atlas Mountains

Transfer or self drive to the Atlas Mountains, a journey of around four hours.

Day 8-9

Atlas Mountains

Explore remote Berber villages and the spectacular mountain scenery of the Atlas.

Day 10


Return to Marrakech for onward travel.

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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Spices, Marrakech, Morocco


Colourful, cosmopolitan Marrakech is one of the most evocative places in the world. Venture deep into the souq to find traditional crafts, relax on the rooftop terrace of your riad, with views across the city, or explore the beautiful Majorelle Gardens, owned by Yves Saint Laurent.

Essaouira, Morocco


Essaouira is a delightful Mediterranean-style fishing port with a wide sandy bay of crashing Atlantic waves and an intriguing network of dusty whitewashed houses. Bohemian and slow paced, the charming town boasts many budding artists and is also renowned for its red cedar and lemonwood cabinet making and the famous Argan oil, produced from olives endemic to this region. The beach which, although perhaps a little too windy to sunbathe on, offers miles of unbeatable walking, great swimming and water sports – the windsurfing championships are hosted here each year.


Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

El Fenn £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

With 28 individually styled rooms and suites, surrounded by tree-filled courtyards and a wonderful rooftop terrace. The historical architecture has hideaway nooks and terraces, perfect for chilling out after walking the short five minutes from the Djemaa el Fna square and souk.

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Kasbah Bab Ourika £££££

  • Morocco
  • Unusual

Built on traditional Berber principles, Kasbah Bab Ourika is perched majestically on a hilltop at the apex of the lush Ourika Valley with stunning 360-degree panoramic views.

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Heure Bleue Palais £££££

  • Morocco
  • Boutique

Heure Bleue Palais is the flagship hotel of Essaouira and offers a wonderfully comfortable retreat in an excellent location within the medina walls. It boasts a large heated, rooftop pool which provides a magnificent view of the old city. This charming historic home has just 33 rooms and suites focused around a central courtyard.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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When to travel

Morocco in January

January is Morocco’s coldest month, yet you can still experience sunny days in certain regions of the country with milder temperatures, ideal for sightseeing and outside Morocco’s peak travel season. It should still be noted that temperatures can dramatically change from day to night.

Morocco in February

At the end of the extreme winter months, February will see temperatures slowly rising during the day but be prepared for a dramatic change in temperatures as once the sunsets, evenings are much colder.

Morocco in March

Travelling from March through to May is one of the best times to visit Morocco. As the country experiences an extreme of the weather chart, with blistering hot summers and chilly winters, visiting during Spring and Autumn as the best times to travel.

Morocco in April

April is an ideal time to travel to Morocco as temperatures will be cooler than the peak summer months and the entire country can be explored without extremes in climates in the Sahara Desert or the Atlas Mountains.

Morocco in May

During springtime, sandstorms can be likely in the Sahara yet in the Atlas Mountains, temperatures are comfortable with few rainy days. The climate will vary according to the region, yet it is still a popular time to travel.

Morocco in June

Travelling to Morocco during June is a good time to visit the country with temperatures in their high 20s, but temperatures may rise into the 30s if visiting some of the country’s major cities including Marrakech.

Morocco in July

Morocco experiences a blistering hot summer, particularly in the months of July and August, where temperatures can climb into the late 30s, meaning sightseeing can be exhausting.

Morocco in August

The month of August will continue to bring extremely high temperatures during the day, yet cool evenings, particularly in many central regions. Coastal regions will be marginally cooler; however, temperatures will still be high.

Morocco in September

Travel during Autumn, from September to October, for bearable daytime temperatures and cool, balmy evenings. As Morocco experiences extremes in climates during summer and winter, both spring and autumn are the best months to visit.

Morocco in October

As one of the best times to travel to Morocco, October will experience about 8 hours of daily sunshine with an average of 28°C. Morocco’s mountainous and desert regions can get cooler at night though and it is best to travel to the Atlas Mountains before winter begins.

Morocco in November

The beginning of winter begins in November and lasts until January, experiencing very cold temperatures and occasional rainfall. As November is the start of winter, the climate will be less extreme with more moderate temperatures during the day but cool evenings.

Morocco in December

Morocco will experience chilly winters with some mountainous regions even seeing snowfall on particularly cold nights.

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